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Fairmont Green IT Strategy and Implementation Plan

Posted in alignment, energy-management, fairmont-hotels, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, procurement, sustainability on July 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts extends its corporate sustainability initiative to the information technology function, setting strategy and creating an aggressive implementation plan that will deliver improvement in its carbon footprint. The company will leverage its centralized IT management model to enable an enterprise energy management policy across its workstation and laptop assets. …

… “Aimed at limiting waste, purchasing responsibly, conserving energy and reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint, Fairmont’s Green IT plan includes the introduction of a workstation power down schedule, electronic waste diversion in markets where programs exist and the development of donation standards aligning with qualified and respected recycling companies and charities. In addition, Fairmont will optimize purchasing efficiencies, including crafting a green procurement policy to ensure the brand uses technology products that are either EPA Energy Star or Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)-rated as well as services that address Extended Product Responsibility (EPR) programs. The Green IT initiative at Fairmont will be rolled out property-wide throughout 2009 with full implementation expected by the end of the year. ” …

Via Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Fairmont Announces Green IT Strategy:

Green Sigma Coalition Formed to Apply Lean Six Sigma to Sustainability

Posted in alignment, coalition, energy-usage, ghg-reduction, green-it-solutions, green-sigma, green-solutions, partnership, solutions on June 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM builds coalition of partners to align their sustainability solutions behind Green Sigma. …

… “This will allow companies using these combined solutions to better understand energy and water usage, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions across their business operations and make changes to improve efficiency, reduce consumption and waste, and lower environmental impact. ” …

Via IBM: Green Sigma Coalition through Partnership for Green Solutions

Virtualizing the Data Center for Green Returns

Posted in accelerate, alignment, capability, cooling-system, data-centers, ehs, green-it-strategy, green-technology, growth, power-management, space, sustainability, techniques, virtual-data-center on February 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers will accelerate the implementation of green technologies, such as virtualization, when sustainability objectives and profitability goals align. Multiple perspectives must be addressed to develop a green IT strategy, such as power, cooling, space, and environmental / health / safety. …

… “That is, most organizations do not have the luxury, time, or budget to deploy virtualization or other green-related technologies and techniques simply for environmental reasons — there has to be a business case or justification. Virtual data centers, regardless of whether new or existing, require physical resources to support a diverse and growing set of application capabilities while sustaining business growth. ” …

Via Greener Computing: The Virtual Data Center

Cisco Energy Monitoring For IP Devices Drives Green Network

Posted in alignment, cisco, economy, energy-monitoring, energy-wise, flash-memory, green-network, greenhouse-gas, information-technology, intelligent-networks, low-carbon, networking, roadmap, technology-managers, value, vision on February 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco launches green network tool for energy monitoring
Cisco introduces EnergyWise technology for its network switches, which will monitor the consumption of energy by IP-devices. The company envisions a fully integrated building management system will be enabled via its network. …

… “Cisco EnergyWise was purpose-built in alignment with Cisco’s vision of how networking technology can support a low-carbon economy, cut energy use and promote overall environmental sustainability. Cisco EnergyWise is part of the company’s technology roadmap for changing the value-chain of information technology (IT) by placing the intelligent network squarely at the center of how companies reduce greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions across their entire organization. ” …

Via Cisco: Greener Network

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IT Aligns With Facility Management to Green the Data Center

Posted in alignment, energy-requirements, green-storage, it-management, performance, procurement, purchasing, scalability, space on January 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

To more fully develop on the sustainability maturity scale, IT leaders and facility managers need to align on common goals and objectives for data centers. …

… “The IT manager has traditionally been focused on scalability and performance when making his purchasing decision, leaving the facilities manager to worry about space and energy requirements … ” …

Via ZDNet Asia: Greener storage

Business Alignment for Green IT

Posted in alignment, business-alignment, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy on December 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

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Business and IT will collaborate to embrace energy efficiency in their processes and create a culture of sustainability in the enterprise. …

… “In 2009, look for an overall business alignment rather than just IT and the data center heading up the green team. ” …

Via Processor: Green IT

Green Technology Takes Alignment

Posted in alignment, cio-perspective, executive-perspectives, green-it-strategy, infrastructure, investment, it-project, it-strategy, mission, payback, roi, strategies, strategy on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The payback period for green IT investments can be fairly short, but projects may not be funded unless the CIO creates strong alignment for green strategies with the executive leadership. …

… “But taking advantage of the lush, green hue of new strategies comes down to a company level, and often depends on how well a CIO, CFO, and CEO can align their missions, Sams believes. ” …

Via Baseline: Green IT Infrastructure

Align Green IT with Cost Savings for Success

Posted in alignment, benefits, business-benefits, cost-benefits, forrester-research, green-it-strategy, growth, savings on November 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability can be aligned with business growth and profitability to enable progress on both goals. …

… “Secondly, the ecological benefits of Green IT take a backseat to the business benefits – namely cost reduction. ” …

Via ZDNet: Green IT